We break on the break.
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Breaking on the Break: The Organic Flow of Bboy and Bgirl Culture
Bboy Bgirl Dance Culture: Preserving and Educating the Next Generation!
Happy New Year! To start the year off we continue the faith of our Hip Hop , Breaking, Bboy Bgirl Lifestyle. Here is a simple message to propel the year.
Hip-hop and breaking aka breakdancing aren't forced; they happen.
We break on the break.
" A Bboy and a Bgirl is an individual who knows when to go off at the break of record. A Breakdancer will dance to anything. BREAKING! Getting Busy, Going off are different street terms used. However using the term Bboying, although we may have got caught in the mix, is like saying peopling. Make sense and talk with sense . - K-WON138
This is a fundamental truth about these art forms that is often misunderstood. Hip-hop and breaking aka breakdancing aren't about putting on a show or trying to be something you're not. They are about expression, and connection . This creates a vibe of a community of like minded individuals.
When people see hip-hop and "breakdancing" on TV or in movies, they often see the most extreme and acrobatic aspects of these art forms. This can give the impression that hip-hop and breakdancing are about being the best or the flashiest. However, this is not the case. Substitute the best for being your authentic self, and flashiness with the freshest you can be and now we have a recipe towards being a bboy /bgirl vs a break dancer.
*Why Hip-Hop and Breaking aka Breakdancing Are Not Forced
Hip-hop and breakdancing embrace competition however Hip Hop & Breaking emphasize freedom . They are about expression, common unity, and connection. They are about finding your own unique voice and sharing it with the world.
In the vibrant world of Hip Hop dance, there's a misconception that needs to be broken. It's the idea that breaking, also known as breakdancing, is about forcing your body into gravity-defying contortions to every beat of the music. But the truth is far funkier and more nuanced. Breaking isn't about brute force or nonstop movement; it's about feeling the music, finding the groove, and **exploding in a symphony of movement on the break**.
**What is the break, you ask?** It's that instrumental interlude in a song, that funky pocket where the rhythm shifts and the DJ lays down a bed of sonic fire. The break usually is some exciting percussions , a drum solo, a guitar solo, or any other instrument, where they go into double time often doing something different from what's been heard in the song. It's the moment the dancers lock in, the energy builds,bursts, and the floor becomes their canvas.
**Think of it like this:** A skilled painter doesn't just slap paint on a canvas willy-nilly. They study the composition, feel the colors, and let their brushstrokes dance/move with intention. Similarly, a b-boy or b-girl doesn't just flail around to every beat. They listen, they feel, they **respond to the music's pulse**. They wait for their moment, the break, to unleash their creativity and athleticism in a whirlwind of movements : top rock, power moves, drops, freezes, and footwork.
**This organic flow is what makes breaking so captivating.** It's a conversation between the dancer and the music, a call and response that transcends mere choreography. It's about feeling the rhythm in your blood & bones, letting it guide your body, and expressing yourself through movement.
**But wait, there's more!** Breaking isn't just about individual expression; it's also about community. It's about cyphers, circles of dancers trading moves and energy, pushing each other to new heights. It's about battles, not of egos but of skill and creativity, where respect and camaraderie reign supreme.
**And that's where the true magic lies.** Breaking isn't just a dance style; it's a culture, a way of life, a lifestyle. It's about passion, dedication, and respect. It's about pushing boundaries, defying expectations, and expressing yourself authentically.
**So, the next time you see a b-boy or b-girl tearing it up on the dance floor, remember:** They're not just showing off moves; they're riding the break, conversing with the music, and sharing their story through the universal language of movement.
**Remember:** Breaking isn't forced, it's felt. It's a conversation with the music, a celebration of community, and an expression of the soul. Let's keep the break alive and share the magic of b-boy and b-girl culture with the world!
I hope this blog article has helped to clarify the misconception that breaking is forced. It's an organic art form that's all about feeling the music and moving on the break. Let's work together to preserve and educate the next generation about this amazing culture!
**In addition to the above, I would also like to add that:**
* Breaking is a great way to stay active and healthy.
* It can help to build confidence and self-esteem.
* It is a fun and rewarding way to express yourself creatively.
If you are interested in learning more about breaking, I encourage you to DM us for some further information as well as find a local class or workshop. There are also many great resources available online. With a little effort, you can learn the basics of this art form and start expressing yourself in a whole new way.
I hope this blog post has inspired you to learn more about breaking and b-boy/b-girl culture!
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